That set-up, to be fair, could apply to some degree to many shows, but Criminal Minds continues to have qualities that help punch it above the norm. The cast, for instance, prove to be an able and compelling ensemble, led by Joe Mantegna, with Thomas Gibson and Shemar Moore.
Season four of Criminal Minds features 26 episodes, and some involving cases. Among the cases this time are a psychopath with seven murders to their name already, a former cop on a killing spree and a serial arsonist with something against the community. Plus, there’s the resolution to the terrific season three cliffhanger, and an ending to the season that’ll leave you salivating for more.
Professional, well-written and often very clever, Criminal Minds is both established and on fine form here. And with more seasons and a spin-off in the offing, there’s plenty more to come… --Jon Foster